Electrolube Awarded Automotive Standard IATF 16949


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Demonstrating its continuing commitment to achieving excellence in manufacturing and service provision, Electrolube has been awarded the International Automotive Task Force's new global quality management standard, IATF 16949. The global automotive sector presents huge growth potential and demand for electronic protection products, and Electrolube has been particularly proactive in its development of a broad portfolio of electro-chemical products for use in harsh environments. 

The Electrolube range includes conformal coatings, encapsulation resins, cleaning and preparation chemicals, thermal management materials and contact lubricants that satisfy every requirement for the protection of vehicle electronics and associated controls, from interior and exterior lighting to challenging under-hood applications.

The automotive sector is particularly strict in its selection and management of supply chain partners, who must demonstrate not just excellence in terms of product quality and performance, but also the quality of their staff, their manufacturing processes and manufacturing environment. The IATF 16949 standard (which replaces ISO/TS 16949) establishes the requirements for a quality management system covering the design, development, manufacture, installation and servicing of automotive products, and the achievement of best practice in all these activities.

Electrolube's Beijing subsidiary was also awarded the IATF 16949 standard earlier this year, providing further evidence of this leading electro-chemicals manufacturer's global vision and commitment to excellence in every aspect of its business.

Electrolube's products and manufacturing processes are compliant with a wide range of internationally recognised standards, to identify the properties and performance of Electrolube products throughout all areas of the electronics industry. The company also won the Queens’ Award for Enterprise last year and has been endorsed by the ISO 14001 standard for the highly efficient environmental management system in place at the company. Many of Electrolube’s products meet strict Underwriters Laboratory standards for flame retardancy and many products meet European and American military specifications.

Ron Jakeman, managing director of HK Wentworth Group (Electrolube's parent company) commented, "We are delighted to be awarded the IATF 16949 standard, which is fitting recognition of our strengths and capabilities to meet the demanding environments and requirements of the automotive industry manufacturing sector. Electrolube has experienced expansive growth with the automotive industry worldwide and many of our product groups lend themselves effectively to the vast array of challenging automotive applications. Our compliance with the IATF’s global quality management standard is an important step for us and it joins an extensive host of standards that our products and services currently meet both at home and abroad.”

About Electrolube

Electrolube, a division of H.K. Wentworth Limited, is a leading manufacturer of specialist chemicals for electronics, automotive and industrial manufacturing. Core product groups include conformal coatings, contact lubricants, thermal management materials, cleaning solutions, encapsulation resins and maintenance and service aids.

The extensive range of electro-chemicals at Electrolube enables the company to offer a ‘complete solution’ to leading manufacturers of electronic, industrial and domestic devices, at all levels of the production process. Through collaboration and research, the company is continually developing new and environmentally friendly products for customers around the world and their commitment to developing ‘greener’ products has been endorsed by the ISO 14001 standard for the highly efficient Environmental Management System in place at the company.

Winners of the Queen’s award for Enterprise 2016, Electrolube is represented in over 55 countries with an established network of subsidiaries and distributors. By offering genuine security of scale and a reliable supply chain, the company is able to deliver a truly tailored service.

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